What everyone overlooked in China’s GDP numbers
Still plenty of growth to come from China
Benefactor no surprise
By Bob Carr
Note: An edited version of this letter was published in The Australian Financial Review, January 21 2015, p.33.
Your Rear Window columnist pretends to have a revelation when he writes that the think tank devoted to Australia-China relations (the Australia-China Relations Institute at UTS) receives a contribution from a Chinese benefactor.
Two points need to be made.
Banking on boost from China’s middle class
Why China remains our best hope to repair budget woes
Why all the worry about China?
Proof positive we prefer to pick our own battles
China-Australia doomsayers overlook strong fundamentals
Note: This article appeared in The Conversation on December 10 2014.
Pop quiz: in 2014 the quantity of Australian iron ore demanded by China has: a) fallen sharply, b) fallen modestly, c) remained the same, d) increased modestly, e) increased sharply?
The answer in just a moment.
China’s Great Wall of finance comes down
Note: This article appeared in The Australian Financial Review on November 20 2014.
The world has become used to seeing China as one of the global economy’s brightest stars.
According to the International Monetary Fund, global growth has owed more to China than any other country in every year since 2007.
China’s workers must spend if economy is to gain steam
By James Laurenceson
Note: This article appeared in The Australian Financial Review on August 26 2014.
It's crunch time for China's economy. The country's long-term health requires a new model where growth is driven by consumption. The next few months should tell us whether China's leaders are able to pull it off.
Last week, we saw a snapshot of where growth driven by investment eventually leads. Overcapacity in the property sector has resulted in home prices falling in most cities for three straight months.